Category Archives: Obesity: Cause, Theories & Related Diseases

Genetics doesn’t play a major role in American obesity.

We all want to blame others for our problems.  Among the many things we blame for our obesity is our genetics.  There are tons of money being spent on genetics research on obesity.  Many of my patients tell me that … Continue reading

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What causes obesity? Overeating or lack of activity?

While we all know both play a role in our obesity, it’s obvious to me that overeating is a lot more significant than lack of exercise.  The following is an email that I sent to a well known research scientist … Continue reading

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Obesity -> Esophageal Diseases

Obesity -> esophageal reflux (GERD) -> Barret’s esophagus -> esophageal cancer (Influence of Obesity on the Risk for Esophageal Disorders). Key points of the above quoted article in Medscape.org (a continuing medical education website for physicians). Obesity, particularly with a … Continue reading

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Water Pill (Herbal Diuretic and Maxzide)

Why do we use a water pill on the diet? Water pills are used to: Enhance your metabolism.  Water to your body is like oil to your car.  If you don’t have enough oil in your car, or if you … Continue reading

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